2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium SB06-Graphene and Related 2D Materials for Bioelectronics and Healthcare

Both graphene and bioelectronics are distinctly new and rapidly expanding fields of applied science. Graphene’s progression from pure nanoelectronics and fundamental science related material, into an application-related material, has occurred over unprecedented time frames, with many applications nearing market readiness. In this symposium, we will cover the consolidation of these two impactful scientific fields with the core thesis on the use of graphene as a springboard technology for the production of new bioelectronics forms and functions. Symposium content will include, but not limited to, the application of graphene as an active and passive material for neuroelectronic interfaces, production and operation of novel biosensors and bioelectronics architectures, development of wearable devices, and future perspectives of 2D material-based bioelectronics toward device ready technologies. The symposium will also include contributions addressing the fundamental principles of graphene’s interaction with biological matter and the practical advantages of it. Present trends in the biocompatibility and cytotoxicity of graphene and related materials will be explored, through formal presentations and discursive forums. This symposium will provide a uniquely comprehensive experimental overview of graphene’ and related 2D materials used for diverse bioelectronic, healthcare, neuroscience, and biosensing applications. The symposium will provide a portal to attendees on the present state-of-the-art in research on graphene-based devices, including the production, operation, and integration of 2D material based transistors, electrode arrays, optical biosensors, or in vivo probes. The symposium will consider and endorse contributions of works that utilize novel materials beyond graphene , including the emerging family of TMDs and related 2D materials (MoS2, MoSe2, hBN, WS2, WSe2, PtSe2, PtTe2, PtS2, etc.) and their heterostructures for bioelectronic applications. This timely symposium will disseminate the findings of this in the vogue research field to a broad audience. It will enable and stimulate the wider academic community to explore the development of 2D-material based bioelectronics towards supporting future on-body, real-time health care monitoring in times of urgently required growth in remote, user-specific healthcare monitoring of the elderly and vulnerable groups.

Topics will include:

  • 2D materials for detection and diagnostics of virus infections
  • 2D materials for cellular electrophysiology
  • Biophysics of graphene and related 2D materials
  • Graphene and related 2D materials for brain-computer-interface technologies
  • Production of advanced 2D material based biosensors
  • Graphene and related 2D materials based wearables
  • 2D materials for cancer research
  • Optical biosensors enabled by 2D materials
  • Graphene based neurosurgical tools

Invited Speakers:

  • Jong-Hyun Ahn (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Rashid Bashir (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Cinzia Casiraghi (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Monica Craciun (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
  • Lucia Gemma Delogu (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Jose Garrido (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Brett Goldsmith (Cardea Bio Inc., USA)
  • Mark Hersam (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Frank Koppens (ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain)
  • Duygu Kuzum (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Nanshu Lu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Arben Merkoci (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Tomas Palacios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Deblina Sarkar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Amaia Zurutuza (Graphenea Nanomaterials, Spain)

Symposium Organizers

Deji Akinwande
The University of Texas at Austin
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Matthew Cole
University of Bath
Electronic & Electrical Engineering
United Kingdom

Andreas Offenhaeusser
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Bioelectronics

Litao Sun
Southeast University

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